Devin Townsend Shares Another Hour Worth Of New Ambient Guitar Music

Devin Townsend has shared another hour worth of new ambient guitar music. You can check that out below:

Townsend commented:

“Heres another installment of this guitar improvisation series. I enjoy this process and I find it calming in the face of the relentless negativity and oddness of recent times. This stuff is meant to simply be background sounds while you do other things.

This particular improv had the idea of the universe as its inspiration. I get so caught up in my own drama and the awareness of the constant bustle of humanity, that I find it calming to sort of remember and focus on how small we all are in the grand scheme of things.

Although this one is more chaotic than Id typically go for, its in line with where my heads been over the past few weeks, so its honest at least. Regardless, I hope this gives you a chill moment, and like always: I wish you strength to keep fighting through all this recent chaos.

its easy to let the ugliness take over and then follow that down the rabbit hole, but taking a step back for some perspective on it all has been helpful. Lots of love – Dev.“

Devin Townsend Shares Over An Hour Worth Of New Ambient Guitar Music

Devin Townsend has shared over an hour worth of new ambient guitar music. You can check that out below:

Townsend commented:

“So, its been a strange week, and I have been writing a lot of strange music. Amidst the more tumultuous stuff thats appeared, I often find it therapeutic for me to just simply play guitar in the mornings, and over the years I’ve kind of ‘developed’ (for lack of a better descriptor) a sort of chilled out, Ambient guitar technique.

This isn’t meant to be focussed on, its meant to be a sort of wash that you can play while working, chilling, or creating something (thats my hope at least). I like playing like this, and in fact, Id say 80% of what I play with a guitar in my hand over the last decade or so ends up sounding something like this.

I had recorded some of it in the background of the Podcasts (which I will be continuing) and was asked to post it, but it made more sense to me to do a fresh one here. Lots of people still think Im secretly the same raging metalhead I was in my mid 20’s, but its been a few decades since I legitimately felt that way I’d say.

This improvisation is one take (with a bathroom break I edited out) and I used a Sadowsky Telecaster and a Fractal AX-8 for the sound. Art for this (and the Podcast) are done by my good friend Travis Smith at Seempieces.net.

Hopefully its helpful to some of you who need a sonic break.

Thanks again for the ability to do this. Ill release this in a physical form if theres any interest.

I really like echo.

Peace.

dev“

Devin Townsend Shares “Sprite” Video From “Empath – The Ultimate Edition”

Devin Townsend has shared a new video for “Sprite” from the new “Ultimate Edition” of his latest album “Empath.” That release will be available on June 5.

As previously reported, the new version of “Empath” will feature the following:

“This comprehensive version of 2019’s acclaimed album contains the original record and bonus disc across 2 CD’s, plus 2 Blu-Ray discs. The first blu-ray contains the 5.1 Surround Sound mix by Devin, with visuals for the full record, plus a stereo visualiser. The second blu-ray contains a raft of bonus material, including ‘Acoustically Inclined – Live in Leeds’, a recording from his April 2019 acoustic tour where he performed tracks including ‘Love?’, ‘Deadhead’, ‘Thing Beyond Things’ & more.

It also features the full Empath Documentary, a ‘Genesis 5.1 Mixing Lesson’, a full album commentary & more. The four discs sit inside a beautiful art-book that contains new liner notes and images from the making of the album.”

Devin Townsend Discusses “Accelerated Evolution” & Strapping Young Lad‘s Self-Titled Album In Sixth Episode Of His “Devin Townsend Podcast”

Devin Townsend has shared the sixth episode of his “Devin Townsend Podcast.” This one finds the frontman discussing “Accelerated Evolution” and Strapping Young Lad‘s self-titled album.

Watch Devin Townsend’s Second Livestreamed Benefit Show

On April 25, Devin Townsend livestreamed his second of three “quarantine concerts.” The performance, which can be seen below, generated about $81,000 for the UK’s National Health Service. Townsend’s third benefit show will take place on May 2 at 12pm PDT/3pm EDT and proceeds from that one will go towards the New York Hospital.

Watch Devin Townsend’s Recent Livestreamed Benefit Show

On April 18, Devin Townsend livestreamed his first of three “quarantine concerts.” The performance, which can be seen below, generated over $45,000 for charity.

Townsend commented:

“Here’s the stream from the first concert yesterday… (for some reason, the quality is blurry, I’ll try to solve that) The concert has appeared online (as expected) so I figured I may as well just post a decent quality one here, but ALL proceeds are for frontline workers, so I hope you understand. I think we’re looking at a substantial amount of revenue raised for the hospital foundation on this one (edit: over 45.000 USD!!!), so cheers to you all.

The next one is this coming Saturday, April 25th, and all benefits from that one will go to the National Health Services in the UK, and it will be a different setlist. There are prizes for both top donations as well as random draws from some amazing gear companies (Fractal, Toontrack, Neural, Line6, KSR, Dunlop, Mooer, D’addario, Fishman etc) and each ‘ticket’ gets a link to a download to the audio.”

Here’s the dates for the remaining performances:

04/25: 12pm PDT/3pm EDT (benefiting the UK’s NHS)
05/02: 12pm PDT/3pm EDT (benefiting the New York Hospital)

Tickets are available HERE.

Devin Townsend Discusses “Terria” In Fifth Episode Of His “Devin Townsend Podcast”

Devin Townsend has shared the fifth episode of his “Devin Townsend Podcast.” This one finds the frontman discussing “Terria.” Townsend commented:

“Well, heres yet another one of these. I assume if youre listening to it, you want to be…so I should probably stop worrying about the rambling nature of it. If youre listening to it simply because it annoys you, well…thats super weird. Anyways, this is episode 5, loosely based on the 2001 album Terria. Hope youre groovy – Dev“

Devin Townsend Discusses “Infinity” & “Physicist” In Latest Episodes Of His “Devin Townsend Podcast”

Devin Townsend has shared the third and fourth episodes of his “Devin Townsend Podcast.” These ones find the frontman discussing “Infinity” and “Physicist.”